Snake-NOT a worm!

Hello…remember me? I don’t want to count how many days it’s been since my last post but I have my reasons! Like me and my family have moved into our new house five nights ago. We didn’t have T.V or hot water for a day or two, and still don’t have WiFi. I’m at a friend’s house now, leaching off their internet.

Anyway-the new house. We still haven’t settled properly because we have no proper furniture yet (except for beds). We don’t even have chairs!! We’ve had to use fold-up camping chairs and a camping table for replacements. We’re camping in our own home. Hmp. 😦

My room still isn’t very decorated yet but I have big plans for it! It’s in a weird L shape (suitable for my name….), so I’m going to have a high bed against one wall, a desk with a computer and a spinny chair, behind that an electric drum kit, then opposite my bed I’ll have a big green, cosy sofa, and by the door I’ll have my chest of draws and a massive bookcase. 🙂

We’ll also put shelves up on the walls as well so my Voo-Doos can go on display, I’ll have all my posters and drawings on the walls (even on the ceiling if I run out of room!) and the walls will be a light-ish blue with one dark blue wall with silver stars on it. I’m also hoping to buy a big teacher’s whiteboard to fix onto one wall so I can do plenty of drawings. 😀

And unlike my old room my windows have window-sills, and I’ve put my handmade rockets, dragons and Venus-flytraps on there. I also have a really nice view of the garden as well. It has three sheds, two at the front of the garden (one very dark and cobwebby, the other bright and a total WRECK!) and a big white one that looks like a tiny version of a house. The only problem is that its locked….

However, our garden is teeming with wildlife! There are no frogs like in my last house (I even did a post about them), but there are dragon-flies flying around and earlier I even saw a SNAKE!!

He (or she…whatever) was quite small and a sludgy greyish colour (so maybe he wasn’t a grass snake), and was found hiding under the compost bin. And NO-he wasn’t a worm, he was over twice as long as a worm and we saw his tong flick out lots. He also slithered, he didn’t wiggle away under a fence into next door’s garden. Lets hope he wasn’t poisonous! 😀

“Wiggles is watching”-short Horror Story (by me)

Last post I mentioned about leaving a hidden note for someone to find in my house. Something creepy, of course. So I wrote on a teeny letter a short horror story. I had to shorten so much I re-wrote it to make it better to post…what would you do if you found it? 🙂

Dear reader,

If you are reading this you must have brought this house. Or you’re a robber. Either way, drop everything, and continue to read this-if you care for your family and friend’s life.

When I first moved to the house you’re in now, I made a massive fuss about it. So to shut me up, my parents bribed me with a pet. But I unlike other children my age offered a pet; I didn’t go for a fish, dog, cat or hamster…but a green and brown snake.

My parents would have said “no” if he wasn’t so small (and cheap). So that day I walked back to my new house with a big glass box, with a small timid snake curled up inside. I had never been happier!

I called my snake Wiggles, because with me he was quite playful, but not to anyone else. He didn’t like any of my family-no matter how much they bribed him with dead (sometimes live!) mice he wouldn’t come out of his plastic bushes he hid in sometimes.

However, all animals grow over time, and Wiggles was no exception. By the end of the year he was over a metre long…and continued to grow.

At that time I had trusted to let Wiggles to have a slither around my room instead of being confined to his box. (There weren’t many his size now!) But Wiggles had always been an escape artist, always up for a snack, and bad tempered, so he couldn’t stop himself when he saw a member of my family. Wiggles was that big, he tried to swallow them alive.

After plenty of attempts, my parents said I had to get rid of Wiggles some way, or they would; in their own way. I was outraged!! Wiggles was my Best Friend-I couldn’t get rid of him! But I didn’t. I hid him.

I took a while (I hid Wiggles in lots of different places during that time) but starting behind my wardrobe, I made some tunnels inside the walls big enough for Wiggles to live in. I don’t think I saw him again after that, but I still knew he was there.

I could hear him.

Rustling, sometimes hissing, pressing his tail against the floorboards making them creak…I knew he was there. I still left plenty of food out for him to show I still cared for him, and our secret friendship stayed that way for years.

Until my parents decided to move house again.

For me it was a disaster-I had to leave Wiggles, and I couldn’t even express my sadness to anyone in case I got in trouble. But there was no stopping my parents, after years of friendship I had to leave him.

So, reader, in your new house, if you hear any odd noises at night, or in the day, doesn’t be scared. It’s only Wiggles. And he may be metres and metres and metres long now, and very, very hungry, but just try to stay out of his way, and you should be safe.

Oh, and to be on the safe side, feed him.

He prefers his meals alive.

Faithfully:

L.L.R

Don’t forget to feed IT….

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I’m moving house next week and I’m thinking of leaving a note somewhere, like taped inside my fireplace. But it’s not going to be “[my name] was here in 2014“, I’m think more along the lines like, “Don’t forget to feed the Python-or else!” or, “Keep the cellar locked otherwise it will escape.“. They’re much more exciting! 😀

My week in 1,600 words. (Give or take.)

Hello everyone-I’m back! I’ve returned from a week of late nights, woodlice, sand-dunes and lots and lots of money. Yes-I’ve come back from Cornwall! Did you miss me? (Hawhaw.)

I’ll get right to it then. Let’s begin at 4:00 am, on Saturday, the day we set of….

Saturday

We had to rise and shine very very early, at horrific hours to arrive at the campsite at the right time. We were also stopping of at the Zoo for a few hours as well, so we were stuck with four am. When I was woken up, I looked something like this….

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And my friend looked a looked a lot like this….

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Then at late five (or early six-something like that), we were all compressed it the tiny, hot, stuffy car, barely being able to breathe without knocking into something. We had a looooooong drive ahead of us, so we decided to doodle in my notebook. Less than five minutes later, I had to stop as my stomach felt slightly knotted. Less than a minute later I was stumbling out the car at top speed to the bushes by the road. Bluuuurg.😦 Two more vomits later, we had arrived at the Zoo.

We were there for a few hours, and visited nearly all the animals. I got billions of photos, not all of them are recognisable! However, there are so many of them you’ll have to wait for another post to fit them ALL in. 🙂 Trust me-they’re worth it!

The gift shop was brilliant, and out of everything there, I chose a tiny red and white lizard called Firestripe.

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A few more hours passed, and finally we reached the campsite! All any of us could be bothered to do was load our bags into the caravan and eat.

Sunday

After breakfast (by that I mean 12:30!) we had plans to go to Porthcothan Bay. Unfortunately, this was England. And soon as anyone plans anything fun-it has to RAIN. So instead we stayed inside the caravan and watched on T.V-who would have known-Horrible Histories! What else?

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Later that night we went out to a small festival in view of the sea. (It was a running joke here that we might encounter tsunamis!!) For the next few hours we watched Jonny Cowling the comedian pick on the crowd and with his crazy jokes.

Luckily he didn’t pick on anybody he knew, and as my friend and her family had been coming to his performances for years, he left us out of it. (PHEW!) But we did get to meet him at the end of his show, and also luckily stayed clear of the mosh pit. At first we were on the crazy side of the room (well it was a Beer Festival), and one lady very nearly fell on top us!! To get a better view they were standing on the flimsy wooden benches, and with spilling beers in their hand, this was a recipe for a wet disaster.

Monday

Padstow-time to spend some money! I had been told (like a million times!) by my friend that there are TONS of little stalls with all sorts of nick-knacks in them. However, it was mostly just the cliché modern Surfer Shops, filled with designer rubbish now. (No offence to anyone! I just don’t like that sort of stuff.) She was right! More about the second thing, but I still found plenty of little (but awesome) things to whittle away at my £30 spending money. Here are just two of the things….

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A blind sand snake. Well, not blind, just eyeless. (Is there a word for that….?) In a place called the “Shell Shop” along with treasure chests made of shells (duh), handmade beach related signs, they had a basket of sand animals for 50p. I soon began shovelling around, as at home I had a big collection of all sorts of amphibians, reptiles and other, cool crazy creatures. I soon came across a green snake that looked similar to all the others.

At first.

The poor thing had no eyes!! I knew at first I had to buy it/him. Whatever. I’m glad I did, although I enjoyed freaking everyone else out. 🙂

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Yes-another Voo-Doo!! I just had to. In a small toy shop I was pointed to a box full of them. Some them I already had, but this one caught my eye most of all. I think you can see why. I haven’t got a name for that one yet…can you give me a few ideas?? Thanks. 🙂

I brought lots of other things, presents for other people, postcards, blah blah blah. You know, the sort of souvenir stuff tourists like me always buy.

Tuesday 

One of the best parts of Cornwall is (if the weather is on your side, that is!)…the beach!! 😀 We stomped all the way there, down the sandy slope and lay down on the sprinkled golden sand in the “sun”. Of course, we began with sand castles.  But I got distracted and ended up digging a MASSIVE hole. I got pretty deep, but I left it for two minutes, and by the time I came back, some kids had already jumped in it. Brilliant. Off to the sea then.

It was something like, 14 degrees that day, so the sea was really cold. The waves were a disappointment to, but they decided to surprise us when we all crowded in for a photo. WHOOOSS!!!! We were all blown off our feet, but I was still laughing under the frothy water.

Once I was too cold, we walked around to the “Secret Cove” (that’s what I called it). We had to keep an eye on the tide though! I also explored the seemingly endless caves, but not too far, as it was way too dark, and a little sinister. If only I had brought a torch-I would have gone further!

Wednesday

Who’s been to Tintagel? Any dragon-lover like me should! I’m not an expert on its history, but I know it is where the legend of King Arthur is based on. There are hundreds (okay not hundreds, but lots) of shops where artists draw amazing pictures of dragons and other wonderful mythical creatures. One shop I especially loved was: ”Another Green World”.

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I wanted to OWN that shop!! Here’s an example of their incredible work….

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I brought that picture. I’m glad I did, as I’m going to frame it in my room. I may think my dragon pictures are cool, but I’ll never beat these ones!

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Along with artwork, models, legends and caves (I went to Merlin’s cave, with my friend waiting on the bridge anxiously for me, not daring to come any closer to the angry sea!) there’s also the softer, happier side of it all. Tintagel’s fluffy toy dragons of course! 😀

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Meet Fossils, my new dragon. Epical, isn’t she? 🙂 Overall, with all the brilliant things I saw, brought and experienced, I think Tintagel was my favourite day that week.

But I’m still only half way through yet….

Thursday

This was the day that we all realised our fun was nearly up. So today we headed to Newquay to spend some more cash. Hooray! Apparently this was more Surfer Shops, but plenty of good ones to. For example I got….

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 There I brought some more presents and enjoyed a nice salty helping of Fish’n’Chips. Well, mainly just the chips. Okay-all chips, but it was still all deliciously scrummy.

The woman behind the counter was super busy, charging around everywhere, serving people, taking their orders, as she didn’t have much help with her. But she still managed a small chit-chat with us, laughing and joking cheerily. She was really friendly, and made superb chips as well!

I loved Newquay, even if the seagulls eyed up my chips, and sometimes made a dive for them….But they always missed!!

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Soon after we got back from Newquay, some of us went for a cliff-side walk. Up there, the wind was like whips, lashing our faces and sending our hair flying. The view stared up at us, as if waiting for us to tumble in, and for the rolling ways to sweep us up in their frothy depths. The wildlife also eyed us suspiciously. The “innocent” sheep and their bleating lambs may have been just baa-ing…or they could have been terrible insults in sheep language. 😮 No one knows.

There was also plenty of swooping birds, dancing in the sky; we may have seen a Kite! But we know for sure some birds definitely posed brilliantly for us.

We had plenty of awesome photos, one of us sitting on a bench, the sea behind us, our hair flying around like crazy! It was fun-but cold. Very.

Friday

One more visit to the beach today. The sea was f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g, so we spent most of our time messing about the sand-dunes. That warmed us up!

We also spent the day packing our bags as that day we had to leave. However most of the day was spent on the beach-we had to make the most of it.

Saturday

Time to leave! 😦 But first, we had one last trip to Padstow…this time-on a speedboat!

No, we didn’t drive there on a speedboat, but we went for a drive on one…The Sea Fury. I have never been on any sort of speedy boat before, so when we flew at full speed, bouncing across the waves, our hair exploding around us like waving halos, I was shocked. However, the grins on our faces in the photos said it all. Our holiday had been beyond Epical…even if the weather hadn’t always been on side.

😀